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Azalea City Cat Coaltion: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Medical services, spay and neuters, litter and food until adopted.

We were able to give several rescues the medical care they needed with the help of this grant., thus helping our kittens to get healthy and find forever homes. Thanks to the grant award, we were able to help the three sick and injured kitties without waiting until funds were available.

How many pets did this grant help?


Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

The two sickest kittens we rescued were Anabella (“Bella”) and Meezer (pictured). They both came in as 4-week-olds with massive eye infections, Coccidia and worms. They came from a hoarder with their nursing mom! These two babies came in with eyes sealed shut due to infection. With good medical care and fostering, we were able to get Meezer healed. Bella (pictured), on the other hand, had so much damage to her eye, it wound up disintegrating and eventually had to be removed surgically. Shortly before her surgery, a very kind lady named Toby Hodge asked us if we had a little black kitten for adoption. We were thrilled to have her meet our Bella — a special-needs kitty. With one look at her sweet soul, Toby fell head-over-heels in love with Annabella!! She told us that she could not afford all the surgery needed and we were thrilled to inform her that, with a grant we had been awarded, Ms. Bella would receive the medical attention she so badly needed!

The surgery was performed and unfortunately she had an allergic reaction to the sutures used and wound up with a high fever. A week later, she had to have a second operation to remove the foreign matter that her body was reacting to. Toby gave Bella ice cream to help her heal. Meezer was adopted soon after she healed! She’s pictured here as a perfect swan.

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